West Valley College: Apparel Design/ Apparel Production
Saratoga, California
Department of Fashion Design & Apparel Technologies

West Valley College’s apparel design and apparel technologies curriculum takes a comprehensive approach to design and production that reflects current fashion industry standard methods. The fashion program strives to meet the needs of students of all levels, from beginning to advanced, as well as provide assistance to industry professionals who wish to enhance their skills.

What fashion related programs and degrees does West Valley College offer?
As of 2011, West Valley College offers the following degrees:
A.S. Apparel Design
Certificate Apparel Design
A.S. Apparel Production
Certificate Apparel Production

What’s the school’s contact information?
West Valley College
Department of Fashion Design & Apparel Technologies
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Phone: 408-741-4039

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (in state): $26 per unit
Room and Board n/a

What is the typical student profile?
West Valley College total undergraduate students: 12,000
Fashion program students: 500

What are the requirements to enter program?
Open enrollment

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does West Valley College’s Apparel Design/ Apparel Production program have?
Faculty members: 6

What career placement services does Harding University provide?
The Department of Fashion Design & Apparel Technologies requires that all students pursuing an associate of science degree complete an internship program in the apparel industry, or related field, before graduation. Typically, interns place at major national retail chains in the Bay Area. Students also have the opportunity to network with professional faculty members, who possess years of industry experience and expertise in various areas in fashion, apparel, and design.

All data is as of 2011.